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Reliability Centered Maintenance: RCM

3 Day Training

Dates: 29 – 31 July 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a structured approach focusing on ensuring that maintenance tasks are effectively managed and performed in a manner that is efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and safe. This interactive course is tailored to impart world-class best practices in RCM, suitable for professionals at any level of prior knowledge.


Aim of the Reliability Centered Maintenance: RCM Course

The primary objective is to equip attendees with comprehensive insights into understanding, learning, establishing, and implementing a world-class RCM program. Participants will delve into the RCM methodology through instructor-led scenarios, gaining hands-on experience in applying reliability engineering to enhance equipment reliability, foster growth, and optimize Asset Maintenance Management Strategy.

Course Objectives

Participants will gain understanding and skills in:

  • Due Process, Diligence, and Standard of Care in physical asset management

  • Selection of systems for Reliability and Risk improvement

  • Team selection for Reliability and Risk Analysis Projects

  • Identifying functions and performance standards

  • Defining system failure states and identifying potential failure modes

  • Analysing failure modes, grading consequences, and assessing risk

  • Linking failure modes to failure patterns (Bath-tub Curve)

  • Decision-making for selecting failure management policies

  • Documentation of analysis for audit reviews

  • Routine maintenance task specifications and execution standards

  • Implementing decisions in CMMS

  • Root Cause Analysis in failure management

  • Monitoring and reviewing policy effectiveness

Who should attend?

Suitable for a wide range of professionals including:

  • Reliability, Plant, Manufacturing, and Asset Managers

  • Maintenance Artisans, Supervisors, Planners, and Engineers

  • Continuous Improvement and Logistics Managers

  • Risk Management and Financial Professionals

  • Quality Assurance, Operations, Maintenance Personnel

  • Health, Safety, and Environmental Professionals

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1:

Module 1: Principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Key Terms and Importance of Reliability

  • RCM Principles and Maintenance Strategies

  • Risk and Risk Management

  • Reliability Engineer Duties

  • Life Cycle Concepts and Reliability Study Tools

Module 2: Where to Start

  • Plant/Equipment Analysis

  • Criticality and Performance Gap Analysis

  • Risk Assessment and Management

Day 2:

Module 3: Risk Management

  • Types of Risks (Operational, Financial, Safety)

  • Risk Analysis Techniques

  • Severity and Probability Assessments

Module 4: Basic Failure Modes and Mechanisms

  • Failure Theory and Mechanisms

  • Policy Selection and Human Factors

  • Failure Analysis Tools (Pareto, OEE, Reliability Curves)

Day 3:

Module 5: Risk-Based Maintenance Strategies/Tactics/Policies

  • Decision Making in Risk-based Policies

  • Preventive and Condition-Based Maintenance

  • Determining Maintenance Intervals

Module 6: Select Maintenance Tasks

  • Maintenance Program Development

  • Task Selection and Prioritization

  • Maintenance Interval Optimization

Module 7: The 9 Steps of RCM

  • RCM Steps Overview

  • Data Collection and Quality

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Risk and Reliability Project Management

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid foundation in RCM principles, tools, and applications, enabling them to effectively manage and improve their organization’s maintenance and reliability processes.

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